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Dave Alvin Live at AcousticMusicSanDiego, Normal Heights United Methodist Church on 2008-11-01




Dave Alvin & Greg Leisz (acoustic duo)

Disc I, Set I
01. intro
02. King of California
03. Rio Grande
04. Blue Wing
05. Barn Burning
06. Abilene
07. Jubilee Train
08. Everett Ruess
09. Mary Brown ->
10. Out in California

Disc II, Set II
01. intro
02. Dry River
03. Shenendoah
04. Out of Control
05. Six Nights a Week
06. 1968
07. Two Lucky Bums
08. Somewhere in Time ->
09. Ashgrove
10. Fourth of July
-(encore)-
11. California Bloodlines
12. Long White Cadillac


Collection DaveAlvin
Band/Artist Dave Alvin
Venue AcousticMusicSanDiego, Normal Heights United Methodist Church
Location San Diego, CA

Source 4 track post-mix: {([2] AKG c452eb/ck22 (A-B, split ~ 35-40', 36" high and ~ 6-7' back from each main in front of pews) -> Aerco MP2 -> AD2K+ @ 24bit/48KHz -> coax s/pdif) + (SBD L/R (TRS main outputs))} -> MOTU Traveler/PowerBook G4/Digital Performer 5.1 -> SDII Mono files
Lineage MOTU Traveler/PowerBook G4/Digital Performer 5.1 -> SDII mono files (set 4 track mix w/ FX (para EQ, light compression, limiter, peak normalize); bounce to disc; split tracks; resample/dither to 16bit/44.1KHz) -> .aiff -> xACT v1.58 -> FLAC (level 8)
Taped by James Bartoli

Notes

Live sound and PA mix by Carey Driscoll.

Special thanks to Steve Laub and Will Skinner.

Reviews

Reviewer: SuperNovocaine - - November 18, 2010
Subject: Five stars aren't enough.
Have loved Dave Alvin since his Blasters days. His songwriting gets better every year and the depth of his voice has only improved with age. This stripped down acoustic duo show (w/Greg Liesz on mandolin, guitar and pedal steel) is simply amazing. The acoustics of the church are superb and this taping captures the ambience perfectly. Makes me want to head down to San Diego to experience this venue in person. I will be burning a 24-bit version shortly. Kudos to Dave and Greg for the amazing performance and James for the fantastic document. I will be listening to this on repeat.
Reviewer: woodog - - June 10, 2009
Subject: Great Stuff
I had never heard of this artist before. I usually come to listen to Grateful Dead but clicked on this 'just to see'. Great writing, great playing, good singing, good sound.

I appreciate that you share this with us. I'll look to buy some of your music so I can put some coins in your pocket.
Reviewer: dclark1580 - - March 3, 2009
Subject: Unbelievable....
I had never heard of Dave before listening to this recording. He is on a level above many performers I have seen or heard. I only listened to this as it was a staff pick (a lot of times I am steered to recordings that are so-so), not so here. This captvated me to the point that I listened to it three times through! I hate sitting here and listening to the 5-star rated concerts, "I was there, so it has to be 5".
This is top shelf all the way. It far surpasses many of the high-rated recordings on the Archive. Here you will find a performer that transcends many musical genres and gives a case for being an icon. Lyrically, musically and entertainment-wise this was a treat.
Kudos to the taper on this also. This recording is what we hope for on all the archive material. So much here on the archive is very marginal recording-wise to listen to and after you listen to this you wish there was more.
Thanks again Dave for sharing, you have shown why you deserved the Grammy!
Reviewer: zzazazz - - February 26, 2009
Subject: Fantastic Show
I listened to this show this morning and it gets an 5 for performance and a 5 for the recording. One of the better recorded shows I have heard in a long time. Great job by the taper.

Dave is in fine form. It's a very energetic show with lots of humorous between song banter by Dave.
Reviewer: parsonsgoggles - - February 5, 2009
Subject: Alvinized
Amazing show!!!!
Reviewer: MaoTzu - - January 5, 2009
Subject: Wow
I saw the show and now I'm listening to it.

I must say it almost sounds better than it did there and probably would except I was in the front row (sorry if you can here us on the recording).

Dave Alvin is great, this show and the show he did at the church the year before are my two favorites that I've seen him do. I thank Dave for allowing Acoustic Music to post here and a big thanks to James for putting it out for us to listen to. Bravo
Reviewer: mezzmezzrow - - December 21, 2008
Subject: Excellent Show and Recording
Man, James, you nailed another one. Great work. Keep it up and thanks for sharing. Both the recording and performance are stellar. You 'da man, James!
Reviewer: sunwasblue - - December 12, 2008
Subject: "OUTSTANDING"
Ditto to the thanks for "all involved" in getting this out. But first and foremost, "Thank you Dave" for allowing this fantastic show to passed along and shared with us. Absolutely worthy of the five stars.
Reviewer: Bill M - - December 1, 2008
Subject: Great show with great sound
Thanks for your hard work, James! This is a real treat.
Reviewer: iamjmb2 - - November 15, 2008
Subject: Absolutely gorgeous!
Both the show itself and this recording are amazing! Never been to this venue, but the wonderful acoustics came through in the mix.
Reviewer: morst - - November 13, 2008
Subject: AWESOME! Thanks to all involved!
I have only listened to parts of this, but it's clear to me that it's five big stars all the way!!!!!

*****
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